King King Live 2015

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King King Live 2015

Artrix, Bromsgrove
12th November 2015

 

King King - Artrix - Nov 2015_0235lKing King the main event delivered a massive attack of rocking blues they blew the socks off everyone sat in the auditorium of The Artrix, who cheered, joined in and even danced despite the seats proving that the music could not be ignored. First, though let’s wind the clock back to the beginning.
The Artrix is a modern box on the outside, inside is a warm welcome from helpful staff a hot coffee from the bar welcomed on a wet and blowy evening – Storm Abigail may have been swirling outside, inside was light and bright. The welcoming atmosphere was warmed with the sounds of SongStars, the show choir of the venue with three generations spanning 5-whatever age you want to be performing in a choir with a selection of cheerful songs that set the mood for the doors opening and an evening of electric guitars, and vocals.

Ben Poole - Artrix - Nov 2015_0123lBen Poole and his band took to the stage opening with a real favourite Lets Go Up Stairs, hitting the ground running with bluesy lead breaks that seared through the sell-out auditorium, literally packed to the rafters. It is the rhythm section that lays down the grove thanks to the combination Craig Bacon’s drumming and bassist Matt Beable that allows Ben to explore the power of the six-strings in the lead breaks that grow in complexity. The clean and pure theatre sound suits his style of playing and the wooden façade on each tier of The Artrix warmed the sound. There was nothing clinical about his playing tonight, there was passion and fire as he interacted with audience and band. Ben Poole’s tribute to Gary Moore was the stand out moment the guitar work was exuding the essence of Gary Moore as the first chords of Holding On to Love hit home, full of emotion that made the guitar weep. Ben is growing in stature, he is a blues guitarist who writes songs with meaning that weave in influences so we have funk, country twang and sometimes a glimmer of solid rock making him stand out in the crowd.

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King King - Artrix - Nov 2015_0264lAfter a short break where the women laughed – for once the long queue was for the gents and not the ladies, the music was back on the stage with King King landing on the stage with a smile and a hefty wallop of the sound that is King King. It is distinctive mind curling delight of blues running through a tasty stick of aurally delightful rock! They may have played Lose Control, but that is something this band never does Alan Nimmo the ‘quiet unassuming’ kilted vocalist/guitarist up front has the audience warming to him with his pithy observations, ready smile and a guitar that sings in perfect harmony to his lyrical vocals that caress the words filling themKing King - Artrix - Nov 2015_0039l with emotion. Another night on tour, and a sell-out once again, even though they have not played Bromsgrove before their reputation is growing hardly surprising with three fabulous albums especially Reaching For the Light, Bluesdoodles said ..album of platinum proportions.. Tonight we heard tracks that prove a studio album sounds even better when the music is live and you can see, feel and hear up close and personal. King King the quartetKing King - Artrix - Nov 2015_0018l that has a cascade of sounds with layers of tonal textures thanks to Wayne Proctor’s drumming and clever use of cymbals and shading of sound from his drum kit whilst adding the rhythm is Lindsay Coulson on bass this is the back line that adds the dark colours to many a song. Then to the left of Alan is the mighty Hammond organ and piano played with panache by Bob Fridezma and adding a richness to the torrent that is the music of King King. Every song has the finishing tKing King - Artrix - Nov 2015_0087louch with the sparkling vocals of Alan, he can whip up a frenzy, make you cry, laugh and definitely makes you want to get up and dance it is the infection that is King King live.

You Stopped The Rain is a moving song dedicated to his brother Stevie a cancer survivor and to everyone touched by the awful disease this is no maudlin track full of self-doubt and reflection it is about power that drives a person too overcome full of hope and energy. Frankie Miller’s Jealousy, was given the Nimmo treatment and his voice rose above the musicians, through the auditorium music that is totally absorbing. We heard so many wonderful King King songs on the night including You Drive me Crazy, a single off their latest album King King - Artrix - Nov 2015_0210lReaching For the Light, that has had lots of airplay on Planet Rock, and Hurricane a suitable night when especially Scotland is going to be hit by Storm Abigail. Then there was for me the highlight of the evening; A Stranger To Love; this was a display of the interplay between the band, Alan’s vocals and the guitar work as he stood out front, turned the volume down and down until it was just the sound of the strings heard across the hall as The Artrix’s acoustics took up the sound and bounced and weaved them around the walls. The audience spellbound in appreciation were collectively quiet as a church mouse. Then the volume rose and a crescendo flowed… wow music that is stunning.
Tonight Bromsgrove rocked to the R&B that defines King King; they came, played and conquered. Yes there was an encore with lots of joyous audience participation, Let Your Love Shine; the love for King King definitely was felt tonight.

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King King ~ REACHING FOR THE LIGHT TOUR 2015

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REACHING FOR THE LIGHT

Perfect 10 from Bluesdoodles contender for Album of the 2015 why as we said “King King have nailed it with this album of platinum proportions”

Read what we said about Reaching For The Light HERE

“We’re really proud of this album,” says front man Alan Nimmo. “It’s faster, louder, more energetic and more exciting. It’s got the potential to blow the roof off.”

Bluesdoodles Liz Aiken chatted to Alan read what we talked about HERE

photo credit ~ Adam Kennedy
photo credit ~ Adam Kennedy

Multi award-winning, blues rock band King King have just released a lyric video for a new song “Waking Up” taken from the new album Reaching For The Light

Reaching For The Light TOUR ~ Autumn 2015

King King tour the UK this October/ November with support from blues rock guitarist Ben Poole & blues, soul, jazz and rock singer Rebecca Downes. Tickets are available online HERE and 0844 478 0898.

BURTON UPON TRENT, BREWHOUSE – Wednesday 21st October 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898

BURTON UPON TRENT, BREWHOUSE
– Wednesday 21st October 2015

Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online HERE
Book Online: www.brewhouse.co.uk

HARPENDEN, PUBLIC HALLS – Friday 23rd October 2015
Box Office: 01582 767525 or Book Online: Gig Cartel

TAVISTOCK, THE WHARF – Saturday 24th October 2015
Box Office: 01822 611166 or Book Online: HERE

COVENTRY, THE COPPER ROOMS
Sunday 25th October 2015
Box Office: 024 765 72777 or Book Online: HERE

CARLISLE, THE OLD FIRE STATION
Tuesday 27th October 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

HOLMFIRTH PICTUREDROME
Thursday 29th October 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

CLITHEROE, THE GRAND
Friday 30th October 2015
Box Office: 01200 421599 or Book Online: HERE

GLENROTHES, ROTHES HALL
Saturday 31st October 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
16 East Fergus Place, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1XT

YORK, FIBBERS
Sunday 1st November 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

CHESTERFIELD, REAL TIME LIVE – Tuesday 3rd November 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

HULL, FRUIT – Wednesday 4th November 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

FROME, CHEESE AND GRAIN – Friday 6th November 2015
Box Office: 01373 455420 or Book Online: HERE

SHOREHAM, ROPETACKLE ARTS – Saturday 7th November 2015
Box Office: 01273 455992 or Book Online: HERE SOLD OUT

LONDON, ISLINGTON O2 ACADEMY – Wednesday 11th November 2015
Box Office: 0844 249 1000 or Book Online: HERE

BROMSGROVE, ARTRIX – Thursday 12th November 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

SALE, WATERSIDE ARTS CENTRE – Friday 13th November 2015
Box Office: 0161 912 5616 or Book Online: HERE

MORECAMBE, THE PLATFORM – Saturday 14th November 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

SHREWSBURY, THEATRE SEVEN – Sunday 15th November 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

King King – Nominated in the Best New band category ~ Get VOTING!

11986537_10153021880226922_6610046540939390124_nKing King  have been nominated in the Best New Band category of the Classic Rock magazine Roll Of Honour awards!

All votes are appreciated by this Band that is redefining British Rock Blues.. VOTE HERE

 

 

 

 

 

King KIng Album

 

Bluesdoodles loved their latest album Reaching For The Light we said… King King have nailed it with this album of platinum proportions

King King are touring UK this Autumn check out the dates and book a show – TOUR DATES

Vinyl Release: King King ~ Reaching For The Light

King KIng Album

RELEASED ON 180 GRAM VINYL ON 4th SEPTEMBER

 

KING KING are proud to announce their new album “Reaching For The Light,” will be released on 180 gram vinyl on Friday 4th September. The vinyl was manufactured at The Vinyl Factory in London on the classic EMI 1400 press and the original EMI pressing plant.

Mastered specifically for vinyl production by the legendary Ray Staff (Led Zeppelin, Genesis) at Air Studios, the vinyl edition of “Reaching For The Light” is now available for pre-order from Manhaton Records.

The news of the vinyl release follows hot on the heels of King King’s forthcoming October – November UK tour. Tickets are available from thegigcartel.com or 0844 478 0898.

 TOUR DATES ~ Autumn 2015

BURTON UPON TRENT, BREWHOUSE – Wednesday 21st October 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898

BURTON UPON TRENT, BREWHOUSE
– Wednesday 21st October 2015

Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online HERE
Book Online: www.brewhouse.co.uk

HARPENDEN, PUBLIC HALLS – Friday 23rd October 2015
Box Office: 01582 767525 or Book Online: Gig Cartel

TAVISTOCK, THE WHARF – Saturday 24th October 2015
Box Office: 01822 611166 or Book Online: HERE

COVENTRY, THE COPPER ROOMS
Sunday 25th October 2015
Box Office: 024 765 72777 or Book Online: HERE

CARLISLE, THE OLD FIRE STATION
Tuesday 27th October 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

HOLMFIRTH PICTUREDROME
Thursday 29th October 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

CLITHEROE, THE GRAND
Friday 30th October 2015
Box Office: 01200 421599 or Book Online: HERE

GLENROTHES, ROTHES HALL
Saturday 31st October 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
16 East Fergus Place, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1XT

YORK, FIBBERS
Sunday 1st November 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

CHESTERFIELD, REAL TIME LIVE – Tuesday 3rd November 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

HULL, FRUIT – Wednesday 4th November 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

FROME, CHEESE AND GRAIN – Friday 6th November 2015
Box Office: 01373 455420 or Book Online: HERE

SHOREHAM, ROPETACKLE ARTS – Saturday 7th November 2015
Box Office: 01273 455992 or Book Online: HERE

LONDON, ISLINGTON O2 ACADEMY – Wednesday 11th November 2015
Box Office: 0844 249 1000 or Book Online: HERE

BROMSGROVE, ARTRIX – Thursday 12th November 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

SALE, WATERSIDE ARTS CENTRE – Friday 13th November 2015
Box Office: 0161 912 5616 or Book Online: HERE

MORECAMBE, THE PLATFORM – Saturday 14th November 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

SHREWSBURY, THEATRE SEVEN – Sunday 15th November 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

Read Bluesdoodles Interview with Alan Nimmo HERE
Read What Bluesdoodles said about Reaching For The Light HERE

Bluesdoodles ~ Pick Of The Bunch Mar – June 2015

The Cream of the 45 CD’s Bluesdoodles has reviewed in the second quarter of 2015; what amazing talent there is out in the world musicians playing from pubs to arena’s all willing to record the music to be judged, download and purchased. Bluesdoodles is the first to admit the scoring is subjective there will always be music that just means that bit more to you so albums not included on the lists are still excellent; definitely worth listening to and purchasing especially go see music live at venues near you support music and the artists who travel the roads so we can hear it in the flesh.

This is the first list of 2015 and all of these will be in with a shout for the Bluesdoodles Dozen of 2015..

Joe Satriani – Shockwave Supernova
Guy Tortora – Bluesman In A Boneyard
Danny & The Champions of the World – What Kind Of Love
Gill Landry – Gill Landry

Aynsley Lister – Home
Samantha Fish – Wild Heart
Little Devils – The Storm Inside
Erja Lyytinen – Live In London

Beth Hart – Better Than Home
David Phillips – If I Had Wings
Micke Bjorklof & Blues Strip – Ain’t Bad Yet
Giles Hedley – Rain Is Such A Lonesome Sound

King King – Reaching For The Light
Devon Allman – Ragged and Dirty
Layla Zoe – Live at The Spirit of 66

King King New Video & Tour Dates

album

“We’re really proud of this album,” says front man Alan Nimmo. “It’s faster, louder, more energetic and more exciting. It’s got the potential to blow the roof off.”

Multi award-winning, blues rock band King King have just released a lyric video for a new song “Waking Up” taken from the new album Reaching For The Light

photo credit ~ Adam Kennedy
photo credit ~ Adam Kennedy

Bluesdoodles said in their review King King have nailed it with this album of platinum proportions

Bluesdoodles- Review of Reaching For The Light  and Interview with Alan

 

 

Reaching For The Light TOUR ~ Autumn 2015

BURTON UPON TRENT, BREWHOUSE – Wednesday 21st October 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898

BURTON UPON TRENT, BREWHOUSE
– Wednesday 21st October 2015

Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online HERE
Book Online: www.brewhouse.co.uk

HARPENDEN, PUBLIC HALLS – Friday 23rd October 2015
Box Office: 01582 767525 or Book Online: Gig Cartel

TAVISTOCK, THE WHARF – Saturday 24th October 2015
Box Office: 01822 611166 or Book Online: HERE

COVENTRY, THE COPPER ROOMS
Sunday 25th October 2015
Box Office: 024 765 72777 or Book Online: HERE

CARLISLE, THE OLD FIRE STATION
Tuesday 27th October 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

HOLMFIRTH PICTUREDROME
Thursday 29th October 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

CLITHEROE, THE GRAND
Friday 30th October 2015
Box Office: 01200 421599 or Book Online: HERE

GLENROTHES, ROTHES HALL
Saturday 31st October 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
16 East Fergus Place, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1XT

YORK, FIBBERS
Sunday 1st November 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

CHESTERFIELD, REAL TIME LIVE – Tuesday 3rd November 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

HULL, FRUIT – Wednesday 4th November 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

FROME, CHEESE AND GRAIN – Friday 6th November 2015
Box Office: 01373 455420 or Book Online: HERE

SHOREHAM, ROPETACKLE ARTS – Saturday 7th November 2015
Box Office: 01273 455992 or Book Online: HERE

LONDON, ISLINGTON O2 ACADEMY – Wednesday 11th November 2015
Box Office: 0844 249 1000 or Book Online: HERE

BROMSGROVE, ARTRIX – Thursday 12th November 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

SALE, WATERSIDE ARTS CENTRE – Friday 13th November 2015
Box Office: 0161 912 5616 or Book Online: HERE

MORECAMBE, THE PLATFORM – Saturday 14th November 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

SHREWSBURY, THEATRE SEVEN – Sunday 15th November 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

Read Bluesdoodles Interview with Alan Nimmo HERE

awards

KING KING: REACHING FOR THE LIGHT Album & Tour

 

albumKING KING: REACHING FOR THE LIGHT

DEBUTS AT NO. 1 IN AMAZON UK’S BLUES DOWNLOAD CHART

ISLINGTON O2 ACADEMY DATE ADDED TO OCT/ NOV TOUR

 

Following last night’s sold out  Jazz Cafe concert, multi-award winning blues rock band KingKing have added a London date to their October/November UK tour at O2 Islington Academyon Wednesday November 11.  Tickets available from thegigcartel.com or 0844 478 0898.

Reaching For The Light hit the Amazon UK Best Selling Blues Album Download Chart at #1 this week, with additional entries in the iTunes UK Blues Chart at #2 and Amazon’s UK Physical Blues Chart at #3.

“We’re really proud of this album,” says front man Alan Nimmo. “It’s faster, louder, more energetic and more exciting. It’s got the potential to blow the roof off.”

Listen to Hurricane and in the eye of the storm get your tickets for a show or two King King NEVER disappoint!

 

Bluesdoodles said in their review King King have nailed it with this album of platinum proportions
Bluesdoodles- Review of Reaching For The Light  and Interview with Alan

Reaching For The Light U.K. Autumn Tour

BURTON UPON TRENT, BREWHOUSE – Wednesday 21st October 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898

HARPENDEN, PUBLIC HALLS – Friday 23rd October 2015
Box Office: 01582 767525 or Book Online: Gig Cartel

TAVISTOCK, THE WHARF – Saturday 24th October 2015
Box Office: 01822 611166 or Book Online: HERE

COVENTRY, THE COPPER ROOMS
Sunday 25th October 2015
Box Office: 024 765 72777 or Book Online: HERE

CARLISLE, THE OLD FIRE STATION
Tuesday 27th October 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

HOLMFIRTH PICTUREDROME
Thursday 29th October 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

CLITHEROE, THE GRAND
Friday 30th October 2015
Box Office: 01200 421599 or Book Online: HERE

GLENROTHES, ROTHES HALL
Saturday 31st October 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
16 East Fergus Place, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1XT

YORK, FIBBERS
Sunday 1st November 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

CHESTERFIELD, REAL TIME LIVE – Tuesday 3rd November 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

HULL, FRUIT – Wednesday 4th November 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

FROME, CHEESE AND GRAIN – Friday 6th November 2015
Box Office: 01373 455420 or Book Online: HERE

SHOREHAM, ROPETACKLE ARTS – Saturday 7th November 2015
Box Office: 01273 455992 or Book Online: HERE

LONDON, ISLINGTON O2 ACADEMY – Wednesday 11th November 2015
Box Office: 0844 249 1000 or Book Online: HERE

BROMSGROVE, ARTRIX – Thursday 12th November 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

SALE, WATERSIDE ARTS CENTRE – Friday 13th November 2015
Box Office: 0161 912 5616 or Book Online: HERE

MORECAMBE, THE PLATFORM – Saturday 14th November 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

SHREWSBURY, THEATRE SEVEN – Sunday 15th November 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

Read Bluesdoodles Interview with Alan Nimmo HERE

awards

KING KING ~ Reaching For The Light U.K. Autumn Tour

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There’s a definite buzz surrounding King King’s highly anticipated third studio album, “Reaching For The Light”. At a time when the shuffled playlist holds sway, along come nine hot tracks that defy you to press skip.

In 2015, “Reaching For The Light” is the main event. Released Monday 4th May on Manhaton Records, this third studio album is set to rubber-stamp King King’s status as the boldest creative force in the game, and dashes the hopes of rivals out to take their crown.

“We’re really proud of this album,” says front man Alan Nimmo. “It’s faster, louder, more energetic and more exciting. It’s got the potential to blow the roof off.”

Listen to Hurricane nad in the eye of the storm get your tickets for a show or two King King NEVER diasappoint!

ALBUM LAUNCH:
LONDON JAZZ CAFÉ – Wednesday 6th May 2015
Tickets: £16.00 / Box Office: 0207 485 6834

Reaching For The Light U.K. Autumn Tour

BURTON UPON TRENT, BREWHOUSE – Wednesday 21st October 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898

HARPENDEN, PUBLIC HALLS – Friday 23rd October 2015
Box Office: 01582 767525 or Book Online: Gig Cartel

TAVISTOCK, THE WHARF – Saturday 24th October 2015
Box Office: 01822 611166 or Book Online: HERE

COVENTRY, THE COPPER ROOMS
Sunday 25th October 2015
Box Office: 024 765 72777 or Book Online: HERE

CARLISLE, THE OLD FIRE STATION
Tuesday 27th October 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

HOLMFIRTH PICTUREDROME
Thursday 29th October 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

CLITHEROE, THE GRAND
Friday 30th October 2015
Box Office: 01200 421599 or Book Online: HERE

GLENROTHES, ROTHES HALL
Saturday 31st October 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
16 East Fergus Place, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1XT

YORK, FIBBERS
Sunday 1st November 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

CHESTERFIELD, REAL TIME LIVE – Tuesday 3rd November 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

HULL, FRUIT – Wednesday 4th November 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

FROME, CHEESE AND GRAIN – Friday 6th November 2015
Box Office: 01373 455420 or Book Online: HERE

SHOREHAM, ROPETACKLE ARTS – Saturday 7th November 2015
Box Office: 01273 455992 or Book Online: HERE

BROMSGROVE, ARTRIX – Thursday 12th November 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

SALE, WATERSIDE ARTS CENTRE – Friday 13th November 2015
Box Office: 0161 912 5616 or Book Online: HERE

MORECAMBE, THE PLATFORM – Saturday 14th November 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

SHREWSBURY, THEATRE SEVEN – Sunday 15th November 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

Read Bluesdoodles Interview with Alan Nimmo HERE

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Bluesdoodles Snippets March 2015

Pink Floyd March’s Pink Floyd release anniversaries are concluded with 1994’s The Division Bell
Dan Patlansky is delighted that the UK’s Planet Rock Radio will start playing the Backbite single from Monday March 30. Listen to the station online at CLICK FOR LINK Find out about this on Dan’s Facebook – like and share would be so appreciated Go To Page
Laura Marling with support from Gill Landry TOUR DATES
Joe Satriani announces Special Guest Dan Patlansky for November UK Tour
GFI Promotions in association with RUF Records Tours announced click teh artist names to find out more – Laurence JonesSamantha FishDana FuchsBlues Caravan
Thoughts from Barry Marshall-everitt from House of Mercy RadioREAD
Ian Siegal starts his U.K. 17th March in Chester TOUR DATES
King King supported by Laurence Jones tour continues been a sell-out success so far TOUR DATES
Whitesnake – A dedicated Whitesnake Stormbringer radio single web page – DOWNLOAD the single in either Mp3 or WAV format and view the Stormbringer music video. Stormbringer is the first single taken from the upcoming Whitesnake album, “The Purple Album” released in the UK on May 18th via Frontiers Music SRL.
Ian SiegalOne Night In Amsterdam release date 9th March – REVIEW
Crosby Stills and Nash announces tour September 2015 TOUR DATES
Jimmy Page annoyed read why – Classic Rock TELLS
Amy Wadge hitting the headlines – No 1 In USA thanks To ED Sherran and the song she co-wrote Read All about it
Joe Bonamassa – blew the house down at last night’s Hammersmith Eventim Apollo gig. Joe plays the Apollo on Thursday March 19, Friday March 20 and Saturday March 21. http://bit.ly/1otPk7d. @Noble PR

Gig: King King with support from Laurence Jones The Globe, Cardiff

King King - The Globe - March 2015 -  5 - _0094lKing King with support from Laurence Jones
The Globe, Cardiff

Laurence Jones - The Globe - March 2015 -  5 - _0107lThe Globe was full the scene was set and Laurence Jones stepped on-stage to a resounding cheer, he just keeps getting better and better, his vocals soar above the impeccable guitar sound he produces on every song, what a fabulous young artist. The rhythm section provides not just a solid base but artistry and a depth of sound that bounces off the dancing fingers of Laurence over the frets. Roger Inniss is becoming a double act with Laurence as they bounce of each other’s music and the cheeky watching over Laurence’s shoulder adds such entertainment value that you are entranced by both of the dancing hands across their chosen guitars. Miri Miettinen the drummer all the way from Finland is the perfect backdrop for the extroverts up front with a perfect tempo and drumming that has texture and form counterbalancing the dancing melodies from Laurence. Tonight we heard something new, something old and definitely something blue with Good Morning Blues the Leadbelly number he will be playing at the Leadbelly festival on the 15th June in the Albert Hall. The tempo went down with an inspiring and emotionally drenched version of Whisper in The Wind, from his album Temptation dedicating the number to Tony his beloved uncle and were we in for a bass moment of magic thanks to Roger and his six-string. We heard stories as he engaged the audience with his youthful exuberance to life and above all guitar playing as delivered whether playing Hendrix or his own tracks like Stop Moving The House.
Laurence Jones - The Globe - March 2015 -  5 - _0055lForty minutes were far too short for this band and a young man whose stage presence is growing in stature along with his vocal tone they are still playing second fiddle to his dazzling guitar playing, his fans will stay loyal and new ones were made tonight. With all the touring he is planning in 2015 I know he will be back in Wales on 10th July at Beaufort Theatre so a chance to see a longer set full of his soon released album, Whats It Gonna Be. For the rest of the tour dates see the TOUR.

What a fabulous energizing set that warmed The Globe as the packed house were pumped up with adrenalin fuelled music still pumping through their veins and now a breather before King King conquers Cardiff.

King King - The Globe - March 2015 -  5 - _0138lThe venue was hot, packed noisy and excited as the multi-ward winning, and undoubtedly one of the best British blues bands on the current scene, the foursome were off ready to entertain. They started with a storm in the shape of Hurricane from their forthcoming third album Reaching For The Light, available for pre-purchase while they are on the current tour. This was pure King King combo with Lindsay Coulson playing bass guitar accentuating Alan’s scintillating guitar chords, the distinctive crescendo of cymbal and drum combination delivered with poise and control by Wayne Proctor the granite bed rock of the band this duo deliver every time picking up the tempo and creating perfect shapes for the music. This is then melded together and developed with layers of colour with the combination of Bob Fridzema’s skills with his hands skipping across the keyboard and the dancing feet across the pedals as the sound soared up high and across this old cinema. Up front the fourth link in the musical puzzle that is King King Alan Nimmo with his harmonious and powerful vocals that makes the words sing whether on tracks like More Than I can Take with its funky edge or ballads and the guitar playing is six-stringed enchantment.King King - The Globe - March 2015 -  5 - _0287l

King King - The Globe - March 2015 -  5 - _0057lTonight we heard rock/blues that is King King’s special interpretation of the blues that is sharp and modern, every album has had a different sound and the third album has an edgy heavier sound, this is the combination of drums played by Wayne with considered purpose so that ever drum beat adds to the musical story unfolding across the tracks complex rhythms and delightful fills from his cymbals, he never dominates but is always present. This creates a slightly more menacing sound at times and certainly adds excitement on tracks like You Stopped The Rain dedicated to Alan’s brother Stevie. The musical interplay between the four musicians is a joy to behold this is entertainment and stagecraft fused together so that whether you are hearing tracks for the first time or repeatedly they always have a special captivating energy. Alan Nimmo knows that with a twinkle in his eye, a swirl of his Red Kilt he has all our attention and then with a deft pluck of the strings, caress of the fret and that mellow Glasgow accent he has everyone eating out of his palm. When he sings we have the luscious cherry on top of the sweetest musical cake that is for me simply perfection when he sings Frankie Miller’s Jealousy, the audience agreed as you could cut the atmosphere with a knife, it is so powerful as it connects to your musical backbone my King King moment of the night. King King - The Globe - March 2015 -  5 - _0061l
King King - The Globe - March 2015 -  5 - _0105lTonight they delivered a stunning set that encompassed every moment of the amazing King King discography tonight with the added delight of new tracks that we will grow to love as much as Old Love Alan’s signature song as the guitar falls quieter and quieter most of the audience stays silent but there always has to be one whose conversation is their centre of attention but that is unfortunately the negative part of the live music experience. We loved singing along we loved being King King’s echo we wanted more but Sunday curfew won the day. Tonight King King Rocked the roof of The Globe in Cardiff, catch them live on the tour you will not be disappointed this is a knock-out; sell-out tour so get those coveted tickets now! TOUR DATES